2020 Thanksgiving Guide In North Myrtle Beach

What could be better than a beach vacation, other than a beach vacation during Thanksgiving? Come and relax on the beach while it is still warm on Thanksgiving day, and let our local chefs cook for you. From fresh seafood to Brazilian buffets, there is something for everyone in the family to be thankful for. Enjoy strolling through Broadway at the Beach and then pop into one of our favorite restaurants for a unique or traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants on the Grand Strand that will remain open for Thanksgiving.

Chestnut Hill

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Chestnut Hill has been a part of North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach’s favorite spot for years, especially for their brunch. On Thanksgiving, they will be serving a traditional buffet with southern fried turkey and all of the trimmings. They will also offer a carving station with lamb, prime rib, and Virginia ham. If you are in the mood for something lighter or fresh seafood, they have smoked oysters, salmon, and fresh local shrimp. Don’t forget dessert, try out their homemade pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake. They are serving from 11:00 Am to 7:00 Pm. It is $39.00 for adults and children from 4-11 years old eat for just $21.00.

Address: 9922 N Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Phone: (843) 449-3984

Carolina Roadhouse

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A locals favorite, Carolina Roadhouse has been serving Thanksgiving dinner for years. They are serving their dinner from 10:30 Am to 9:00 Pm. They will have the full spread with turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, carrots, mashed potatoes, stuffing, homemade giblet gravy, and cranberry relish. You will also receive the choice between pecan or pumpkin pie. Adults are $22.95 and kids are $9.95. They will also have their “Favorites” menu available.

Address: 4617 N. Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Phone: 843-497-9911

Captain George’s

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Head on down to Captain George’s to enjoy a country buffet. Captain George’s offers entrees from snow crab legs, clams, mussels, salmon, a raw bar, and many more. Choose from an array of sides like stuffing, mac and cheese, rice, broccoli, and anything else your heart may desire. However, don’t fill up on the appetizers and entrees, you have to save room for their delicious desserts like pecan or pumpkin pie. There is something for everyone here even if you are not in the mood for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. This Thanksgiving buffet is the perfect place to experience fresh seafood and country cooking all in one place.

Address: 1401 29th Ave N Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Phone: 843-916-2278

California Dreaming

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California Dreaming is offering all of your Thanksgiving favorites. From turkey to ham, sweet potato, and pumpkin pie, they will have all of your favorite dining options. The doors open at 10:30 am and they will serve dinner until 6:00 Pm. It is $21.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids. Don’t forget to try their delicious cornbread muffins.

Address: 2657 Beaver Run Blvd Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Phone: 843-325-5255

Gulfstream Cafe

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Gulfstream Cafe has offered a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for years. They are serving their Thanksgiving feast from 11:00 Am to 8:00 Pm. They will have the traditional spread with turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, carrots, mashed potatoes, stuffing, homemade giblet gravy, and cranberry sauce. You will also receive the choice between pecan or pumpkin pie. Adults are $22.95 and kids are $9.95. Call for reservations.

Address: 1536 S. Waccamaw Dr. Garden City, SC 29576

Phone: 843-651-8808

Hard Rock Cafe

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Hard Rock Cafe located at Broadway at the Beach offers their “Thanksgiving Like A Rockstar” dinner. These doors will be open from 12Pm until 8Pm. Enjoy the stress free meal, and talk about black Friday plans while someone else does the cleaning. The dinner consists of turkey, fresh roasted vegetables, classic stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. You can add dessert or a Thanksgiving martini. Prices for the dinner are $26.95. Call to make reservations.

Address:1318 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Phone: 843-946-0007

Hook & Barrel

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At Hook & Barrel, enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast in the heart of Myrtle Beach. They will be open from Noon until 8Pm. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving spread as well as their original full menu. No matter what type of food you love, they have something available here to accommodate even the pickiest of eaters.

Address: 8014 North Kings Highway Myrtle Beach, SC 29572


Greg Norman’s

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Located inside of Barefoot Landing, this restaurant gives all of the benefits of what creates a perfect turkey day. Enjoy live music throughout Barefoot, as well as all of the shops. They will open at noon and take their last guest as 7:15. They will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving feast as well as a few choice items off of their regular menu. Sit back and enjoy the atmosphere and maybe even walk over to the House Of Blues for dessert after you finish dinner.

Address: 4640 highway 17 s., north myrtle beach

Phone: 843-361-0000

A beach getaway during the holidays is the perfect way to see South Carolina when it isn’t its busiest season. Enjoy the oceanfront views and ocean blvd without the hustle and bustle. With a wide variety of choices for your perfect Thanksgiving menu, you will not be dissapointed no matter what you choose. We look forward to seeing you here and hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving.

North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex

The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is a park that spans over 162 acres of land. The eco-friendly park is serenely placed in the pine woods of Little River, South Carolina (just two minutes from downtown North Myrtle Beach) providing what could be the best choice for a sports event destination or just a friendly stroll in the park with your family.

Regardless of whether you wish to hold a big or small tournament, North Myrtle BeachPark and Sports Complex is fully equipped with modern facilities. The vast terrain of the park hosts an administrative building, walking and biking trails, 20-acre Carolina Bay, 25-acre Lake, 10-acre meadow, eight soccer/lacrosse fields, six baseball/softball fields, a three-acre dog park, eight batting tunnels, ADA accessible playground, watersports park, and an outdoor amphitheater. As a matter of fact, it is one of the only ones in the Grand Strand and ideal for small concerts or award shows. Other features of the park include umpire rooms, picnic shelters, concessions areas, and misting fans in each bunker.

Some of the events hosted in the park include live music, fitness classes, adult dance classes, youth and adult sports leagues, and holiday festivities. Here is a better look at each section of the park.

Shark Park 843

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The Shark Park, unlike any other park in North Myrtle Beach, is a fully equipped watersports park. It offers a cable park, where you can wakeboard, or kneeboard on a never-ending cable loop. Or you can dive into the obstacle island. Fun for all ages, even adults will feel like a child again with their floating trampoline park and obstacle course. It is one of the largest floating playgrounds on the east coast. Enjoy the beach like area that will make you really feel as if you are sitting on the oceanfront about to get on a boat. The lake surrounds one of the many walking trails the park has to offer.

Their hours will vary depending on the season, but you can check their website to reserve a time for your adventurous experience.

Three Acre Dog Park

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If you have a furry friend and you would like to bring him along with you, there is a three-acre dog park that is well fenced for your pup to play and get their much-needed exercise. To safeguard your pets, there are two separate areas for smaller dogs below 25lbs and large dogs. They also have put in place some rules and regulations to ensure that everyone enjoys their experience to the fullest. The dog park is out of bounds for dogs that are aggressive, sick, and unvaccinated. Female dogs that are in heat are also not authorized. The park has several animal control and police officers on patrol to ensure everything stays in order.

During special events or maintenance, you may be denied access to the dog park. However, in such a case, a notice will be posted.

Hiking Trails

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With over 3 miles of walking and hiking trails, you will certainly leave meeting your step goals. Jog around the Shark Park lake or stroll through the shaded boardwalk for a more relaxing hike. The trails will make you feel as if you are on an island. With over 25 acres of meadows to walk around and through there is plenty to keep you entertained as you are hiking. Make sure to stop and check out all of the different nature preserve areas along your walk.


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The North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex has a wide range of sporting activities. Their facilities are vast, and they can host several tournaments at once. To begin with, they have a recreation department that manages a broad range of adult sports that let grown-up men and women play like children at heart. They have adult softball, soccer, volleyball, and pickleball for both men and women.

They also offer programs designed for the youth to play in a fun, safe, and well-supervised atmosphere. The program is designed to focus on the child as a whole. It inc 4″11 ludes positive coaching, sportsmanship, teamwork, self-esteem, skill development, socialization skills, and self-development.

The youth sports offered include baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, flag football, and tennis. They also host many tournaments every year for both the youth and the adults.

The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is a state-of-the-art facility that was constructed to attract various sporting organizations from all over the United States to hold their tournaments. Additionally, it was built for the residents, high school sports teams, and colleges to use all-year-round. From practicing in the batting cages to playing a tournament, the city of North Myrtle Beach was committed to creating an outdoor fitness center that everyone could use.


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The outdoor amphitheater is perfect for outdoor live concerts, benefit walks, school rallies, and much more. The Sounds of Summer Concert Series takes place there every summer at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheatre. Bring your own chair, snacks, blankets, and pets and sit back and watch a play, or concert with an amazing sound and light show. The annual tree lighting ceremony takes place here yearly, as well as many walks, for cancer, heart disease, and much more.

No matter what the reason is that you choose to come to the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex you will not be disappointed. There are many NMB Parks, however, this one goes above and beyond and is a crowd favorite.

If you would like to visit the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, their gates open every day at 7 AM and close at 7 PM. The address to the park is 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC 29566.

Where to Rent Bicycles in North Myrtle Beach

With the summer season on the radar, it won’t be long before the kids are out of school and insisting the family goes off on the annual vacation to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The kids will burn a ton of energy at the beach both on the sandy beachfront as well as playing in the surf. For even more fun be sure your family checks out the available bicycle rentals in North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas. It’s a great addition to any family summer vacation.

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Explore The Ocean: Dolphin Tours in Myrtle Beach

If you’re looking for a way to get an up-close look at the world beneath the waves in North Myrtle Beach, a dolphin tour is a great way to see some of the beautiful wildlife in an unforgettable way! Dolphin cruises and tours are specifically designed to seek out whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals in their natural habitat, so that you’re sure to have a vacation experience that you’ll never forget. Not only are you able to go dolphin sighting, but you can also often combine them with fishing trips too. The tours are something the whole family will enjoy and never forget.

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Paddleboarding In North Myrtle Beach: Tours, Guides & Local Spots


Paddleboarding is one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world. It combines a great full-body workout with a fascinating sightseeing experience. People of all ages, fitness, and skill levels can enjoy paddleboarding. You can even bring your children!

The Grand Strand is a great place to hone your paddleboarding skills. Even the pickiest fans of different water sports choose it to enjoy their favorite pastime. Besides stand up paddleboarding, North Myrtle Beach area offers fishing, jet skis, parasailing and kayaking.

Take a look at the following North Myrtle Beach paddleboarding options:

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Where To Stay In North Myrtle Beach?

Imagine the sound of the beautiful ocean waves crashing while you relax and enjoy the sun. With so many options of things to do and places to stay, sometimes it can become overwhelming. So, if you are planning your vacation to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, no need to worry or stress out. We’ve compiled a list of our best vacation rentals to make planning your beachfront getaway a breeze!

Oceanfront Rentals:

There are many benefits to staying at an oceanfront property during your vacation! From onsite water parks and waterslides, to gift shops and arcades, the fun inside the resorts will never end. Here are a few of our favorite oceanfront North Myrtle Beach hotels.


Located on Ocean Drive of North Myrtle Beach, this premier, family-friendly Oceanfront Facility has the largest oceanfront lawn in North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy your vacation at this outstanding property with an onsite pool, hot tubs, kiddie pool and is close to main street, restaurants, city parks, and amusement parks, like OD Pavilion.

Baywatch Resort

The Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center is a great option for those wishing to enjoy a centrally located resort with loads of amenities. Located on South Ocean Blvd in the Crescent Beach section of North Myrtle Beach, enjoy onsite restaurants as well as a seasonal tiki bar, game room, fitness center, and large private balconies in your beautiful ocean view room.

Avista Resort

Located in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach, this resort is a short walk away from the famous Shag clubs in North Myrtle Beach. This resort contains many amenities, ranging from an indoor pool, oceanfront outdoor pool, indoor and outside lazy river, and kiddie pool as well as an on-site fitness center. Give the onsite golf department a call! With access to golf courses all along the grand strand, they can book all of your tee times for you.

Beach Club

This Oceanfront resort is located in the Crescent Beach section of North Myrtle Beach. One, two, and three-bedroom units with the option of a private balcony are available for rent. Following check-in, enjoy an indoor and outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor lazy river, kiddie pool and splash area as well as hot tubs and seasonal outdoor tiki bar. Want to explore the surrounding areas? Check out nearby outdoor shopping centers like Barefoot Landing and Tanger Outlets.

North Beach Plantation

Located on a 7.5-acre “island” between the Atlantic Ocean and the marsh of North Myrtle Beach, North Beach Plantation Resort and Villas provide a magnificent oceanfront experience. Attend exciting events at the Caribbean themed pool with South Carolina’s largest swim-up pool bar. Choose from an array of luxury accommodations from 1-5 bedroom oceanfront condos in the towers or one of the 1-5 bedroom units available in the cottages section of the resort.

Laguna Keyes Resort

This oceanfront property is located in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, just minutes away from the Cherry Grove Pier where guests can enjoy fishing, site seeing, and much more! Explore all Cherry Grove Beach has to offer or relax at the onsite hot tub, oceanfront outdoor pool. Only a short drive away from Little River, SC, home to popular waterfront dining.

Beach Cove Resort

Tropical paradise awaits you at Beach Cove Resort. With three heated outdoor pools, a 350- foot lazy river and 3 oceanfront hot tubs, as well as onsite bars, restaurants, and fitness center, your family is bound to have an enjoyable experience at this beautiful oceanfront resort.

Pet-Friendly Rentals:

Our four legged friends need vacations too! From roaming on the beach to relaxing at pet-friendly restaurants, North Myrtle Beach is the perfect place for your pets to come and unwind. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite Pet Friendly hotels.

Tilghman Beach and Racquet Club

This beautiful pet-friendly resort is located in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach and provides private beach access to ocean drive beach and amazing ocean views. Check-in at the on-site office for easy access to your unit. Access to large sundecks and free wifi are among the many amenities offered. Each unit has a private balcony off of the living room and one off the master bedroom. Ideal for families on a budget who still wish to enjoy a north myrtle beach vacation.

Golf Resorts:

North Myrtle Beach is the epicenter of the golfing world! North Myrtle Beach golf resort rentals include everything from exclusive condos at the South Shore Villas, to the cozy comfort of Harbour Cove Resort. Comfort, class and carefully maintained properties are calling your name!

Harbour Cove Resort

Harbour cove condos are located in the Barefoot Resort area, off of the Intracoastal waterway. These two or three-bedroom condos are a short drive to Ocean Boulevard and the Atlantic Ocean. Staying at this resort provides easy access to the Barefoot golf courses and the practice area.

Intracoastal Waterway Rentals

The Intracoastal waterway runs right through the heart of North Myrtle Beach. Staying in a resort located along the Intracoastal provides beautiful sunrise and sunset daily!

Harbourgate Resort & Marina

Harbourgate Resort is a model of Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway living. Located at Sea Mountain Hwy in Little River, SC, Harbourgate Marina overlooks the rustic swing bridge in Little River. There is an upscale restaurant onsite, a waterfront tiki bar, spa, pool, and even water sport rentals available. Covid-19 may limit the availability of some of these amenities.

No matter where you decide to stay North Myrtle Beach has the perfect place for you, your family, friends and even your pets. Enjoy your beach vacation from the comfort of your oceanfront vacation rental with your furry friends.

North Myrtle Beach Family-Friendly Activities

North Myrtle Beach is a beautiful, serene city in South Carolina. It is a part of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile long string of Atlantic Beaches. On Main Street, you can find shops, restaurants, and bars all while heading to the beach. While there are plenty of opportunities for relaxing on the golf course or having dinner on the Intracoastal waterway, there are also many fun things to do with the family. Here are a few of our favorite North Myrtle Beach Attractions.

Alabama Theatre

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Located right outside of Barefoot Landing, Alabama Theatre is one of the Grand Strand’s favorite entertainment attractions. Enjoy an evening of singing, dancing, comedy and much more. The show changes every season so you never have to worry about seeing the same show if you are a frequent visitor. Visit year-round and experience their summer show or their Christmas show.

Website: alabama-theatre.com

Phone Number: (843) 342-2262

Address: 4750 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Alligator Adventure

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Alligator Adventure is a premier attraction that draws thousands to the multiplex of Barefoot Landing. Stare into the eyes of some of the world’s most intriguing and beautiful animals with tours and educational exhibits to reveal nature’s treasures along the way. Bring the family or take a field trip to one of the world’s largest reptile facilities, located in the heart of South Carolina’s coast!

Website: alligatoradventure.com

Phone Number: (843) 361-0789

Address: 4604 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Barefoot Landing

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Barefoot Landing has everything you could want in one location. In a relaxed setting of a beautiful landscape is the appearance of a fishing village. Take a stroll along the boardwalk and observe the surroundings of the huge lake. Not only are the surrounding views spectacular there is an abundance of shops, restaurants, high-level attractions, and entertainment. Perfect for a night out with the family.

Website: bflanding.com

Phone Number: (843) 272-8349

Address: 4898 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 2958


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Broadway At The Beach offers everything you could ever want to do right here as visitors and locals alike revel in the features of the area. Hit up the IMAX Theater for a visually explosive film, do a little shopping then hit Hard Rock Cafe or Margaritaville for dinner and musical nostalgia. Stay a little while as Broadway at the Beach lights up and turns into Myrtle Beach’s own Sunset Boulevard, boasting all sorts of entertainment and nightlife at every seam. Enjoy Ripley’s Aquarium, Dave and Busters, or even the nostalgic Pavilion Amusement Park all located inside of Broadway.

Website: broadwayatthebeach.com

Phone Number: (843) 444-3200

Address: 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Cherry Grove Fishing Pier and Beach

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Visit the area’s only pier with a two-story observation deck, perfect for viewing the sea below! The Cherry Grove Pier has over 985 feet of fishing or family fun. On the pier, find a fully-equipped tackle shop that has all of your fishing needs and get daily or seasonal passes for continued access to the pier. Watching the sunset on the horizon is extra special when gazing at the sky from Cherry Grove Pier!

Website: cherrygrovepier.com

Phone Number: (843) 249-1625

Address: 3500 North Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Go Ape Ziplining & Treetop Adventure

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If you are feeling a little adventurous, head on over to Go Ape. The course has 5 ziplines, several ropes courses, and even Tarzan swings. Everything is broken down by level making it the perfect activity for the whole family. Enjoy climbing in the treetops or flying through the sky on a 900-foot-long sip line over a small lake. After your adrenaline rush, go one of the many hike or nature walks connected to the area.

Website: GoApe

Phone Number: (800) 971 8271

Address: 150 Citizens Cir, Little River, SC 29566


Calvin Gilmore’s latest production, Good Vibrations, is a stand-out virtual and musical tour of America’s popular tunes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The cast of the Carolina Opry transforms into our favorite musical standouts and perform the songs that we remember from “back in the day.” Also featuring the comedy acts of the past, Good Vibrations is just that, being full of energy and excitement to remind you of the timeless classics for a well-needed trip down memory lane!

Website: thecarolinaopry.com

Phone Number: (843) 913-4000

Address: 8901 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Miniature Golf

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Not only does North Myrtle and Myrtle Beach offer some of the best golf courses on the east coast, but they also have many great mini golf options too. Find whatever mini-golf course looks most interesting to and try it out. There are more than 50 mini-golf places scattered throughout North Myrtle and Myrtle Beach. From octopus and marine life inspired miniature golf courses to volcanoes and plane crashes, the family and kids will not be disappointed.

Pirates Voyage

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If it’s a rainy day, no worries check out this gem. Pirates Voyage is an action dinner theater presentation. Watch two pirate crews battle it out over the lost treasure of the Atlantic with high-flying action and heart-clutching drama. A fantastic score composed by Dolly Parton herself adds to the tremendous experience while amazing stunts and acrobatic flips and twists are done by pirate crews dueling in the air, on deck, and in the 15-foot lagoon built within the theater. Cheer as the show goes on and enjoy a full three-course dinner feast.

Website: piratesvoyage.com

Phone Number: (843) 497-9700

Address: 8901-B Highway 17 Business, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Shark Wake Park 843

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Jump, dive, and splash into your next family adventure at the Shark Wake Park. This adventurous park offers an outdoor water park with waterslides, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and so much more. This outdoor theme park will be the perfect thill for your family vacation. If the little ones are getting restless in the oceanfront condo, or in the lazy river, try out this gem to spice things up a bit.

Website: Shark Wake

Phone Number: (843) 399-9253

Address:150 Citizens Cir, Little River, SC 29566

The Skywheel

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This amazing attraction brings star gazing to another level…literally! The Skywheel allows you to travel 200 feet above sea level to engage the Atlantic Ocean in all of its vastness. Enclosed in climate-controlled, Swiss-manufactured gondolas, be in one of the only observatories of its kind in the United States. The Skywheel turns into an awesome LED display at night, creating a new attraction right on the oceanfront Myrtle Beach boardwalk and promenade.

Website: skywheel.com

Phone Number: (843) 839-9200

Address: 1110 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The Track

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Enjoy a multi-level go-kart track while racing your family to the finish line. No worries about small kiddies, they can ride with an adult too. Enjoy other games like laser tag or mirror mazes located inside of the building. They also offer arcade games that the whole family will love, just a couple of streets over from ocean boulevard, right off of hwy 17.

Website: The Track

Phone Number: (843) 491-1732

Address:9589 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

T.I.G.E.R.S Preservation Station

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T.I.G.E.R.S. has appeared on programs such as The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and NBC’s Tonight Show to inform millions of the importance of wildlife conservation. Catch live performances of these big cats in and around Myrtle Beach at various times of the year. For an exhilarating experience make sure to check out these locals and visitors’ top things to do.

Website: myrtlebeachsafari.com

Phone Number: (843) 361-4552

Address: PO Box 31210, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

No matter what you decide to do in North Myrtle Beach you are sure to have a blast. IF enjoying the beachfront is starting to get stale, check out a few additional places like the Family Kingdom for more kiddie rides and roller coasters. You could also spend a day on the water kayaking. Let us know if you checked out any of these places and how you liked them, and as always we are happy to have you in the beautiful North Myrtle Beach.

Free Things To Do in North Myrtle Beach

While vacationing can get expensive after adding up airline tickets, money for gas, lodging, dining, shopping, and entertainment, there are always many options of free attractions to visit in the North Myrtle Beach area. By stepping outside of the normal routine of being on the water or in the sun during the day and going shopping and to dinner at night, you are able to unlock some pretty unique experiences throughout the town. South Carolina is rich in history and with over 60 miles of beach in the Grand Strand there are plenty of free adventures to go on. Here are some of our favorite free things to do in North Myrtle Beach.

The Beaches

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When exploring the east coast it is important to know which beaches are free to visit and what regulations they may have. Fortunately, North Myrtle Beach is free no matter where you are. Though you may have to pay for parking in some areas. However, depending where you are staying, you may be able to walk to the beach. Beaches offer all day fun from building sand castles, body surfing, or just soaking up the sunshine. Find a couple of perfect seashells and it is a day well spent and for free!


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Vereen Memorial Garden is a breathtaking 115-acre park that is designated to the wildlife refuge. The park is located just north of North Myrtle Beach on Highway 17 into the Little River community. It is free to enter and offers many trails and boardwalks that extend into the saltwater marshes and passes by the Civil War cemetery. Relax and bird watch or take a break from hiking at the gazebo overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.

Barefoot Landing

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Barefoot Landing offers a wide variety of free things to do within one general area. From free concerts and entertainment to feeding the fish and checking out the unique shops, you will love your time there. While you can enjoy the ambiance for free there are a few larger attractions within Barefoot that might be worth spending a couple of dollars on. Barefoot Landing is the home of the t.i.g.e.r.s. preservation station, as well as Alligator Adventure. They also have a fireworks show every Monday night.

North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex

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This entertainment complex is filled with exciting things to do, that are all free. Enjoy live music at the amphitheater or a nice picnic by the pond. They have a baseball and softball field as well as soccer, lacrosse, and football fields too. Stroll down the nature trail or take your furry friend to the dog park. With so many free options, you can play all day and still not want to leave.


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Known to be one of the most unique places in the city, Heritage Shores Nature Preserve was created in 2007 and features over 7 different walking and hiking paths. There is free admission and pets are welcome. This is the perfect trail for hot summer nights when you want to look out over the salt marshes and just take in the beauty of the scenic city.


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Located along the creek near northern 36th avenue, this area is the perfect way to explore the city and see all of the natural habitats on the way. The boardwalk was added in 2009 to help maintain the habitual areas of the preserve. On the boardwalk, you can see the salt marsh as well as the oceanfront buildings, and native flora. The preserve is great during sunrise and sunset, as it creates the most beautiful purple, pink skies right over the water.

Franklin g. Burroughs-Simeon b. Chapin art museum

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Located a little further south, The Franklin g. Burroughs- Simeon b. Chapin art museum is known for its holdings of Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guide works and a collection of antique maps and prints. It is currently located in the former Springmaid Villa, a 10,000 square foot 1927 mansion that originally stood at 5429 North Ocean Boulevard. It was labeled for demolition, but an enthusiastic art lover came in and moved it to its new location 8 miles south.

Horry County Museum

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Take a dive into the culture of the area at the Horry County Museum in Conway. Learn about the humble beginnings of the logging and railroad town before it became a tourist destination. Learn about how the locals lived and worked, while also learning about the natural history and wide range of wildlife including, bears, alligators, and many other creatures.

Broadway at the Beach

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Located in Myrtle Beach, this outside shopping complex offers many things from unique shops, amusement parks like the Pavilion, to Ripley’s Aquarium. The area is free to walk around and there are plenty of free things to do with the whole family. Enjoy feeding the fish, live entertainment, crazy boat rides, and much more. Broadway at the Beach also hosts special free events all year that attract millions to this popular venue.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

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The Myrtle Beach boardwalk is the perfect place to see everything the Grand Strand has to offer in one place all while having a lovely view of the Atlantic Ocean. You can enjoy the nightlife at Plyler Park and any entertainment they may have, as well as see the Skywheel all lit up at night. You can walk down the boardwalk and look for souvenirs or have a nice, relaxing night full of family fun. You will stumble across many Myrtle Beach attractions, like water parks, or the Family Kingdom while walking the boardwalk and may even see some marine life.

Vacation can sometimes quickly add up, there are plenty of things to do for free while you are here. If you have a day that you would like to fill somewhere other than the beach, think about taking a day trip to Pawleys Island or Garden city. There you can find the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens and even the Myrtle Beach State Park.

Escape Rooms Around North Myrtle Beach

While the craze of escape rooms continues to rise, South Carolina’s Grand Strand has been affected in a huge way. North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach account for more escape rooms than any other city in South Carolina. The thrilling, team building activities are known for their live and interactive entertainment where their participants may be locked up or held captive until completing the challenges. The experiences can range from fantasy like the walking dead, or real-life like a bank heist. Escapees will often get a prize if they are able to make the jailbreak. The immersive atmosphere will have everyone in your group fascinated and ready for more escape games. So if you are ready for a room escape, here are a few of our favorites in the North Myrtle/ Myrtle Beach Area.

Break Out Myrtle Beach

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The 6 themed escape games located in North Myrtle Beach on Main Street, is for all ages. The rooms range from CSI type mysteries to treasure hunts. The Break Out Myrtle Beach was created by a group of young game enthusiasts, taking escape rooms to the next levels. The different rooms will have you engulfed in the game waiting for more. The escape rooms at Break Out Myrtle Beach are Red Beard’s Revenge, Serial Killer, CSI Myrtle Beach, Bank Heist, Undead Outbreak, and The Curse of Volcano Island.

Location: 314 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Phone: (843) 231-5644

Myrtle Beach Room Escape

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Located near the famous Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, on the boardwalk, Myrtle Beach Room Escape sees thousands of visitors every year. This one hour experience will feel like a “real-life adventure game”. Bring your family, friends, or small business for a thrill. No reason to search for haunted places in Myrtle Beach, this escape room has zombies straight out of the walking dead and Harry Potter-like castle scenarios. If you aren’t interested in show-themed rooms, try out the jailbreaks escapes. The thought-provoking games will be one of the highlights of your trips. Their escape rooms consist of The Witch’s Castle, Bomb in the Theater, Walking Dead-Road to Survive, and Jailbreak.

Location: 316 9th Avenue N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Phone: (843) 990-1677

Backstage Escape Games

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If you are looking to experience an alternate reality, Backstage Escape Games is a perfect place for you. This super fun escape adventure offers a fast-paced escape or a tour through a haunted house. With the use of great props and state of the art sound and lighting effects, Backstage Escape Games is coined as the most immersive escape room in Myrtle Beach. It is located inside Broadway at the Beach where you can shop, eat and enjoy the atmosphere before or after you enter the escape room. Backstage Escape games offer other attractions as well like the Backstage Mirror Maze. The escape rooms at Backstage are The Legend of Atlantis, Dark Winter’s Night, and The Haunting of Hyde House.

Location: 1314 Celebrity Circle #165, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Phone: (843) 713-1237

Riddles Escape Room Myrtle Beach

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This one hour quest will have your senses in overload. There are seven different themes for the escape games. The games include a mixture of puzzles, secrete codes, and hidden objects. If you’re lucky enough, or unlucky enough, you will get to experience their live actors who will come in to keep you on your toes. Riddles also has a unique VR escape room, as well as one of the smallest escape rooms in the USA. Feel the fear of Claustrophobia setting in as you try to escape in record time. The rooms at the Riddle Escape Room are Myrtletown Wagon Trail, Grande Strand Hotel, House of CARS Steampunk Mansion, VR- Space Station, Claustrophobia Extreme, Marooned Island, and Scuba Underwater Laboratory is coming soon.

Location: 9713 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Where: (843) 213-1586

Escapology Myrtle Beach

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Escapology in Myrtle beach has honed in on a real-life escape room experience. There are four different themed rooms that are 60 minutes in total. They have many different styles like a spy thriller or western shootouts, this place offers a unique range of never seen before rooms. The puzzles and riddles will keep the whole crowd perplexed and on the edge of their seats. Escapology also offers a seasonal room named “Thrilling Holiday Adventure” where the families are tasked with Saving Santa and Christmas. This Myrtle Beach Escape room offers Antidote, Th3 COD3, Arizona Shootout, and Saving Santa.

Location: 400 N. Kings Highway D, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Phone: (843) 945-2830

Captive Escape Rooms In Myrtle Beach

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Captive Escape Rooms has locations all over the United States. This interactive experience offers fie different escape rooms that range from zombies, vampires, haunted mansions, and murder mysteries. The one hour thrill will have everyone in your group involved and dedicated to finding your way out. You can act as a surgeon or find out what really happened in an old sinister house. These escape rooms will ensure that you have the most fun you can imagine. Captive Escape Rooms are Dracula’s Library, Charlotte, Cabinet of Curiosities, The Surgeon, and 13 Doors.

Location:1120 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Phone:(843) 444-8224

If the beach starts to get too hot, and you are looking for a thrilling time, try out one of the many escape rooms North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach offers. You can race against time or figure out who was the Myrtle Murderer, no matter what you choose you will have fun. Most escape rooms require anyone under the age of 17 to be accompanied by an adult. We hope to see you soon, and good luck escaping.

The Best Time To Visit North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach offers some of the best restaurants and beautiful beaches on the East Coast. The Grand Strand is the perfect city to come and visit at any time of the year. If you’re looking for a nice summer vacation where you can enjoy the weather while splashing around in the Atlantic Ocean or a cozy getaway from the winter cold, North Myrtle Beach is the perfect place for that. Though the most popular times to visit the area is summer, here is a broken down idea of what it is like to visit during every season as well as month.


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The summer months are typically North Myrtle Beach’s peak season. This time is filled with sunny days, watersports, music festivals, and a ton of fun. The average temperature is in the upper 80’s to the lower 90’s. Rain showers may pop up on really hot days to cool off the area, but there are plenty of indoor activities such as Ripley’s Aquarium and Wonderworks at Broadway at the Beach. Because of the nice weather, you may experience longer wait times than usual at restaurants.


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Summer is officially here and the warm weather will be sticking around for a while. With school letting out it becomes the perfect time for a beach vacation. If you are interested in experiencing everything the area has to offer, like the top attractions, June is a great option. The waterparks will have already opened as well as amusement parks and many other local attractions. The average temperature is around 88° and the average water temperature is around 78°. It is important to book in advance because many places will have a 100% occupancy rate. The main events that take place in June are the annual Carolina Country Music Festival, which lasts 4 days, the Conway River Fest, the Italian Festival, and the free concert series at the Boathouse.


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If your favorite holiday is the Fourth of July, you may want to consider visiting North Myrtle Beach during this time. Though you will have to make your way through quite the crowd, it will be well worth it. There are many different places to celebrate, including Barefoot Landing, you can enjoy fireworks, live music, great food, and unique shopping all in one place. July is also known for the Father-Son Team Golf Classic, as well as Mustang Week, and the Summer Concert Series. The temperature is usually about 91° and the water temperature is around 83° Much like June, it is important to book in advance because many places will have a 100% occupancy rate.


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Since North Myrtle Beach has several months of warm weather, August is still a great time to visit. The attractions are still open and the high temperature is around 89°. At this point, many of the kids are starting to go back to school so the crowds begin to dwindle down. The hotels are starting to be a little less packed and it is not as rainy as June or July. The summer concert series is still going, and Music On Main Street is still lively. You can also spend a cool summer night at Brookgreen Gardens to see all of the beautiful flowers, trails, and wildlife. Enjoy shopping during Tax-Free weekend or the Beach Boogie BBQ Festival. August will not disappoint you!


Fortunately in North Myrtle Beach warm weather is extended much longer than just a few weeks. In fact, the beaches cool down and are less packed, but the temperature is still warm enough for beach walks and soaking up the sun. The average temperature is anywhere from the mid-’70s to the upper 60’s. You can typically start to see and feel the nice crisp fall air closer to the end of October and November. As the start of the holiday season comes around, the Grand Strand is filled with laughter and cheer. The Fall is something you truly have to have the North Myrtle Beach experience.


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Some may say September has the best weather in North Myrtle beach. There will be one last rush of crowds during Labor day weekend, so most of the summer attractions remain open until then. The family vacationers have usually headed back home and the beaches become a nice serene, relaxing place. All restaurants and indoor attractions will remain open, however, the waterparks and some amusement parks will close by the end of the month. The average room rate has dropped significantly by September but the temperature outside remains nice and toasty at 84°. The water is still warm enough to splash around in as it is still 77°. The Irish Italian Festival and the St. John’s Greek Festival both take place this month.


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Much like September, October is a great month to visit the North Myrtle Beach area. It is the start of the off-season and it’s the time of year where many families return home. While the sizzling sun may not be quite as warm as in July, it is still warm enough to enjoy a day at the beach. The temperature is usually around 77° and the water temperature is around 72°. October is known for its Fall Bike Week which brings down thousands of bikers. You can also experience your first Oktoberfest, taste of the town, or run in the Mini Marathon.


As the weather begins to get cooler and beach days are fading out, it is now the award-winning golf courses time to shine. The North Myrtle Beach area brings in thousands of golfers each year. The average temperature is 69° and the water temperature is around 60°. If you love the holidays this is the place for you, every attraction will roll out its Christmas shows in November. You can also catch the South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival.


The winter months are great months to come to the beach to escape the cold. While there may not be many beach days, there are rarely, if any, snow days. The humidity drops and there are virtually no crowds. While some businesses on the boardwalk will close down for the season, many remain open all year. You can stay in an oceanfront vacation rental for as much as half of the price for the summer.


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Though the beach days may be over in December, the snow days are nonexistent. While the temperature has dropped to 55° you can still walk the beach and relax. Christmas is in full swing and many restaurants, hotels, and other attractions will have decorated and even the shows will have changed things up for the season. This is also when you will start to see some of the lowest rates for rooms all year. Throughout the month you can visit many events like Night of a Thousand Candles, Beach Ball Classic, and even Christmas parades.


As the new year makes an appearance and beach chairs feel like a thing of the past, North Myrtle Beach weather is still warmer than most places on the coast. With the average temperature being around 53° it makes being outside still bearable. This is when snowbirds begin to come down. To stay a week during the summer, you could stay the entire month for a similar price in the winter. Many who know about this option, choose to come down and stay for the entire winter, making North Myrtle Beach their home for a while. With the SOS mid-winter Break taking place on Maine Street, the town takes you right back in time.


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February is actually quite a popular time in North Myrtle Beach. Runners come from all over the world to visit Myrtle Beach and run in the Myrtle Beach Marathon, one that qualifies you for much larger races. The weather is about 60°, making it a runner’s dream as they run a flat race. With spring right around the corner, the room rates begin to rise as the start of fun activities starts to increase. You can take a day trip to Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island to be part of the Shuckin’ The Strand Oyster Roast, for some delicious food from many vendors.


In the blink of an eye, the busy season is already returning to North Myrtle Beach. With schools letting out for spring break and colleges releasing for the summer, spring is a popular time to come visit before the real crowd starts to pile in. Typically the temperatures are already starting to reach the mid-70s and even sometimes 80s. While the water may not be warm enough for many, it is the best time to visit the beach seeing as it is less crowded.


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Here on the Grand Strand, we like to start spring a little earlier than others. Since the temperature is already in the high 60° to mid 70°, this is the perfect time to squeeze in an early vacation. Many local businesses begin to open for the season and welcome the fresh, spring air. You can find many golfers here throughout the month as they attempt to beat the heat of the scorching summer and play their favorite game on the many courses we have in the area. The National Shag Dance Championships take place as well as the North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade.


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April is all about golf in North Myrtle Beach. The Monday After The Master’s party takes place every year at the House Of Blues. You can find many celebrities at the closed event held there, with live entertainment and music. IT may be hard to book tee times during this period as there are many in town to celebrate golf. If you are uninterested in golfing, April is a great time to visit the beach, since the average temperature has already risen to 76°.


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Memorial day is the real marker for the busy season that is about to take place. With the start of Bike Week and many families kicking off their summer with a vacation, summer is in full swing by May. May has the Harley Davidson Bike week as well as Atlantic Beach Bikefest just a few days apart. North Myrtle Beach’s Blue Crab Festival will take place offering locals and visitors a better look at the culture. The temperature has now hit the 80’s and we hope you are ready for a fun season and visit.